The Sisters Helping Sisters Initiative (S.H.S.I.)
We See You | We Hear You | We Stand With You
This is a COVID-19 initiative to support Transgender, Gender Nonconforming and
Non-binary Sisters in the County of Queens, and the surrounding Metroploitan Area.
The Sisters Helping Sisters Initiative (S.H.S.I.) seeks to bring some immediate change around food inequality for Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Non-binary sisters in the County of Queens, and the surrounding Metropolitan Area. We will do this by packing boxes of 30 to 40 pounds of fresh produce, other groceries items, hygiene products, and PPE weekly and delivering to consumers who apply for S.H.S.I.
In addition, we will also provide free case management, counseling services, workforce development services, housing assistance, educational services, and referral services to all consumers.
“The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has the world to a grinding halt. Many businessess are closed or closling, resulting in thousands of workers being left jobless. A large majority of our sisters are in these circumstances, living paycheck to paycheck and for a number of reasons, majority do not qualift for unemployment benefits or other government aid. THEY ARE CURRENTLY LEFT STRANDED. OUR SISTERS ARE IN NEED OF HELP NOW!”
Dr. Gennifer Herley, PhD | Founder & Exective Direcctor | TransNewYork
Transgender, Gender Nonconforming and Non-binary Individuals Served Weekly
Family Meals Provide Weekly
Pounds of Food Distributed Weekly
This community initiative delivers high-density, nutritious grocesires to Transgender, Gender Nonconforming and Non-binary individuals in the County of Queens and surrounding Metroplitan area.
Each week this The Sisiters Helping Sisters Initiative (S.H.S.I.) packs and delivers grocery packages that ensure they have enough food to last through the week. What makes our packages unique, is the realistic balance of vital ingresients that meet every consumers’ need.
Each package incudes the following:
-2 to 3 pounds of grains
-Milk (nut or cow)
-Toiletries (feminine hygiene products, diapers, toilet paper)
Please donate any amount, TransNewYork, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity corporation.
TransNewYork’ mission is to bring awareness to the issues facing the transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary communities. Furthermore, it is our mission to give guidance and support to individuals and their loved ones within an open and safe environment.
We have multiple ways you can contribute as a volunteer. This wounldn’t be possible without feet on the ground, and compassionate people like you working together as a team. (Packing, Driving, Verification, Administration, and Managemnt roles)
We will provide you with PPE and our approved safety protocols. So get involved in this community effort!
Who Will Qualify For Support?
- Any Transgender, Gender Nonconforming and Non-binary individual
- Must live or stay in the County of Queens and or the surrounding Metropolitan Area (notice: this initiative will prioritize community members of the County of Queens)
- Can be of any age
- Can have and or not have children
- Do not qualify for goverment assistance or unemployment
TransNewYork has formed a Strategic Relationship with The Connected Chef
As a result of this Strategic Relationship, TransNewYork will use The Connected Chef’s Operational and Disbtribution Center in Long Island City to pack and distribute our weekly food deliveries.
Chef Kim Calichio
Founder & Exective Director